Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Surprise Awaits...

So we happen to have a jar
that we keep on hand for collecting bugs.
The plan is we keep them overnight to identify
them and observe them.

The kids are allowed to collect anything
that will be caught.

Well, Ceesa found a caterpillar.
She picked it up with a stick
and plopped in its jar.

I set to work trying to identify it.
It was black with brown lines on its
back and it had spikes (so to speak),
maybe they'd be called tufts.

Well the first day, I couldn't identify it.
I looked several places, but just
couldn't figure out what it was.

On the next day, I noticed it had
attached itself to the side of the glass
and within an hour
it had turned itself into
a cocoon or chrysalis.

And it looked as if its head
or part of it's body anyway
(some of the spikes)
fell clean off.

Uhh...I wasn't ready for that.

 So now we wait...

Wishing you homeschool blessings,


MrsYub said...

Oooh! That's exciting! Can't wait te hear what it is!

Bethany said...

It turns out it was a common buckeye butterfly. Here it is

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